Monday, March 31, 2014
The Surpirsing Secrets of Highly, Happy Marriages by Shaunti Feldhahn
There are secrets to a happy marriage. Each action is doable and easy, if you decide to do them. They are not hidden. That said, this may be the book you are looking for if you want to know how to have a happy marriage.
This book is somewhat different from other marriage and relationship books. You won’t find a prescribed formula to patch up something broken. What you will find is the results of a rigorous survey done by Feldhahn. She took a group of married people and had them fill out a satisfaction survey. From the responses she has divided the responses into three subgroups. The three groups are: highly happy couples, mostly happy couples, and the so-so or struggling couples.
She asked “Are you generally happy and enjoying being married?”
There are 14 chapters, the first and the last bookending the responses.
An example is anger- should you do as the Bible infers and not go to bed with unresolved anger? Feldhahn has discovered that a good night’s sleep can resolve or clarify the situation. She presents the results on a chart showing the three groups and how they responded.
She does that with each response to the factors covered in the survey.
I found this book to be informative and helpful. It is definitely a book that should be read by all married people. It will give them some ideas on how they can turn their marriage from a happy marriage to the next level, a highly happy marriage.
This book was sent to me free to be reviewed as part of the blog reviewers for Multnomah publishers and as such I was not required to give a positive review. All viewpoints expressed are those of the reviewer and not of the publisher.